Hackathon: Light Hacking

Light Hacking

Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December at MADlab Eindhoven

We need to hack the Internet of Things!

Fascinating and interesting advances in lighting technology are presented in this Hackathon, with workshops  you are able to work in a team to create prototypes and test setups. What you can offer and what you need are matched so you can connect your knowledge with others.

Besides inspiring  information experts you can find creative and technical people who want to work with you, do workshop projects or work on ideas. Programmers test their skills and collaborate with designers, artists and engineers. Professionals, students and companies form teams and challenge each other.

Light is increasingly controlled with electronic devices. This is the experience and functionality of the space in which we live, work and recreate with adjustable applications, remote sensing, etc.

• How does light work? What can you develop?
LED, OLED, Laser applications as well as holography, ionization, video, medical applications are discussed.

• What can you do with Open Data and sensor networks?
Apps for NL, Pachube, Internet of Things are responding to the current signal technology and grid computing. With Arduino, Processing and Apps, you can do magic with photons…

 

 

LED applications

Program

Friday 15:00 – 24:00 pm:
presentations, workshops, teamwork.

Saturday 10:00 – 18:00:
presentations, workshops, teamwork, showcases the results.

Venue: MADlab, Vestdijk 280, 5611CE Eindhoven

Admission: € 5, – Students free. Register via email to info@madlab.nl
There is limited capacity, register your participation for one day or both days.

Bring your own equipment and tools along. We have only a limited amount of stuff available.
Food and drinks are included / pay what you want.

Sample projects to be worked on or that can inspire you:

Hacking Kerstlampjes

 Android Open Accessory Development Kit

 Light painting wifi channels

Links to tools etc

Processing – Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community that since 2001 has promoted software literacy within the visual arts. Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing quickly developed into a tool for creating finished professional work as well.

Arduino – Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

Pachube – Pachube connects people to devices, applications, and the Internet of Things. As a web-based service built to manage the world’s real-time data, Pachube gives people the power to share, collaborate, and make use of information generated from the world around them.

Top Tien Gekke Kerstbomen

 


Glow 2011

In the week of November (5th-12th 2011), MADlab participated in the Glow to show its nice idea. MadLab was on the route of Glow , so we made something interesting with a bubble machine and a spotlight. Thousands of people stopped to see what was going on and made pictures of it. Conclusion: a success!! So.. who knows, next year, there will be another nice project from MADlab during Glow.


Puls – Hacking the City Photo’s

The photos of the event Hacking the City are on the website! check them out on www.madlab.nl/puls/foto’s.     Coming soon: a digital photo book of PULS Hacking the City. If you would like to have it, please mail to info@madlab.nl.    


T-Dose – Open Data presentation

 T-Dose – Open Data presentation

In the weekend of 5 and 6 November 2011 MADlab was at the T-Dose (Technical Dutch Open Source Event). T-Dose is an event that is held yearly to promote the use and knowledge about Open Source software. It’s a platform for the Open Source Communities on which they can interact amongst each other and present themselves to their user base. More information about T-dose, click here During this event we successfully presented Open Data Eindhoven and MAD emergent art center.